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" Must we but blush ? — Our fathers bled. Earth ! render back from out thy breast A remnant of our Spartan dead! Of the three hundred grant but three To make a new Thermopylae! "
Specimens of Greek and Latin verse: chiefly translations - Page 6
by Charles Rann Kennedy - 1853 - 154 pages
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 192

1900
...another magnificent example of Byron's lyrical power in the ' Isles of Greece,' where the two lines, ' Ah, no ! the voices of the dead Sound like a distant torrent's fall,' drop suddenly into the elegiac strain, into a mournful echo that dwells upon the ear, followed by the...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 10

Scotland - 1821
...the poet here ? For Greeks a blush — for Greece a tear. " Must we but weep o'er days more blest ? Must we but blush ? — Our fathers bled. Earth !...torrent's fall, And answer, " Let one living head, ConiiiiualttM oj i)un Juan, But one arise, — we come, we come !" 'Tis but the living who are dumb....
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Don Juan, Cantos III, IV, and V

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - Don Juan (Legendary character) - 1821 - 218 pages
...left the poet here ? For Greeks a blush — for Greece a tear. Must we but weep o'er days more blest ? Must we but blush ? — Our fathers bled. Earth !...torrent's fall, And answer, " Let one living head, But one arise, — we come, we come ! " "Tis but the living who are dumb. In vain — in vain : strike...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 10

England - 1821
...the poet here ? For Greeks a blush — for Greece a tear. " Must we but weep o'er days more blest ? Must we but blush ? — Our fathers bled. Earth !...Of the three hundred grant but three, To make a new Thermopybe ! « What, silent still ? and silent all ? Ah ! no ; — the voices of the dead Sound like...
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The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany, Volume 88

English literature - 1821
...heroic lay is túneles« now, The heroic bosom beats no more ! Must rcc but weep o'er days more blest ? Must we but blush ? Our fathers bled ! Earth ! render...the three hundred, grant but three, To make a new Thennopylte. What ! silent still ? and silent all ? Ah! no; — the voices of the dead Sound like a...
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The works of ... lord Byron, Volumes 9-10

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1821
...poet here ? For Greeks a blush — for Greece a tear. Must we but weep o'er days more blest ? Must u>e but blush ? — Our fathers bled. Earth ! render back...Spartan dead ! Of the three hundred grant but three, " ia new Thermopylae! What, silent still? and silent all? Alt! no;— the voices of the dead Sound...
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The Babbler; or, Weekly literary and scientific intelligencer

1822
...days more blest? Must me but blush ?— Our fathers hli-ii. Earth! vender back from out thy breaet A remnant of our Spartan dead ' Of the three hundred grant but three, To make anew Thermopylae! What, silent still! andsilent all ' Ah ' no ;— the voices of the dead. Souud like...
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Don Juan. Cantos i. to v. [by lord Byron].

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1823
...poet here ? For Greeks a blush — for Greece a tear. Must vie but weep o'er days more blest? Must ice but blush ? — Our fathers bled. Earth ! render back...torrent's fall, And answer, " Let one living head, But one arise,— we come, we come !" 'Tis but the living who are dumb. In vain — in vain : strike...
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The Edinburgh Annual Register, Volume 14

Walter Scott - Europe - 1823
...nobler to live the brute bondman of thee, Than to sully e'en chains by a struggle like this. ON GREECE. Of the three hundred, grant but three, To make a new Thermopylae. Don Juan. SLOW sets the sun ; his ray serene He throws upon a lovely scene ; Blest scene ! where once,...
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The Edinburgh Annual Register, Volume 14

Europe - 1823
...nobler to live the brute bondman of thee, Than to sully e'en chains by a struggle like tbis. ON GREECE. Of the three hundred, grant but three, To make a new Thermopylae .Don Jua». SLOW sets the sun ; his ray serene He throws upon a lovely scene ; Blest scene ! where...
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